Abortion and Morality
abortion / Atheism

Abortion and Morality

Recently a candidate for the US presidency made some horrifically ignorant and dismissive statements about 3rd trimester abortions. In response, several women stepped up and told their stories online about their late term abortions. I read some of them, and it got me thinking. The pro-life movement likes to frame abortion in terms of morality. … Continue reading

Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?
Atheism / Bible / christianity / Meaningfulness / Morality

Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?

I’ve heard at times from non-fundamentalist friends and family that the stories of the Bible are not to be taken literally but that they provide moral lessons. Sometimes I have to wonder what moral lessons and truths they are talking about. For instance, there is one story in the Bible in particular that honestly and … Continue reading

Why I am an Atheist: Secular Morality vs. Divine Command
Activism / Atheism / Morality / Skepticism / Why I am an atheist.

Why I am an Atheist: Secular Morality vs. Divine Command

What makes an action good or bad (or neutral)? Atheists are asked by theists, quite frequently, where we get our morals. However, I think that the Biblical theist has a much harder time when it comes to morality than the atheist. This dilemma for the theist is most elequantly stated by Plato as Euthyphro’s dilemma: Is something … Continue reading

Misc

Let Freedom Ring!

It’s July 4th weekend! And this, along with my reading Reading Lolita in Tehran, has gotten my thinking just how wonderful the freedoms we have in America really are. It’s shocking to see how the morality police in Iran, the Revolutionary Guard, protect their society by making sure the woman do not wear nail polish … Continue reading